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The Captures At Galveston

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"Tho Riehmond L'iquirer, of the lOtb, has the following : '' Mobile, 8tb- A sp.'ii;il dispatch from Jaekson to-day ' says thii New Orlcans Delta of the 6th,1 received at Pouchatouln, contains the ! followïng : About '2 o'oloo' tía New Yüar's r&orriHtg four rebel gusboata carne j down BuiFalo Bayou into Gal vest on Bay, and rao ulonggide tUo Harrint Lane, onu on eaoh side. The Texan sharpshooters tlion conimenced au assault on her, and soon sueceeded in killing all her gun nors and Capt. Wainwrjght, her conimander. The assailnnts tlien boarded her, and after a desperate atruggle oaptuvíd the vessel. The re!el gunboats were lined and fortified witli cotton b.ile after the marnier of the boats in New Orleans, knowi) as the Montgomery fleet. " The Westfisld, uuder Comi;nnder Rönshaw, deterinined not to be taken, and. after a oonsultatio'i by the ofïicers and men, in which they all xigreed, thuy blew her up with all on board, incluiling the Conimander. Only eight eseapod. " The balance of the Yankee fleet and ouo transport e caped Two canal boats at wharf', with twö eompanies of the Forty-sceond Massaohusetts Volunteers, were oáptured. A Federal vessel waa placed to reeonuoiter the harbor, to watoh tho Harriet Lane, and prevent the Coufederates from sending her to sea.


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Michigan Argus